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Holiday Inn Old Sydney the Rocks, The Rocks

3.5-star3.5 stars
55 George StreetThe RocksNSW2000Australia

3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Good internet service
Great pool
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Holiday Inn Old Sydney the Rocks, The Rocks

from $155
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

About Holiday Inn Old Sydney the Rocks, The Rocks

Old World charm and a rooftop pool with Sydney Harbour views

The heart of The Rocks

This hotel is prized for its rustic style and is set in the colonial, historic center of The Rocks. Sydney's iconic attractions are within 5 minutes' walk, and you can catch a ferry from Circular Quay and cruise the harbor or cross the arch bridge to see the Opera House.

The MCA and Circular Quay

Holiday Inn Old Sydney the Rocks is within a couple of minutes' walk from a range of top restaurants in the vibrant Rocks area of the city. The Museum of Contemporary Art is just a block away and offers world-class exhibitions, plus a café with a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour.

Rooftop pool and dining

The hotel's Playfair Terrace restaurant offers relaxed bistro dining in a light-filled atrium, and there is a bar and a lounge for casual drinks. The rooftop pool and spa are a hidden gem in the Rocks area, where you can experience sweeping views of the harbor.

Modern style and views

The air-conditioned guestrooms are a mix of rustic decor and clean modern fittings with 32-inch flat-screen TVs, work desks, and WiFi. Many of the rooms have picturesque views of the harbor, glimpses of the arch bridge and opera house, or views of historic sandstone buildings.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 176 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Holiday Inn Old Sydney the Rocks, The Rocks’s small print

Also known as

  • Holiday Inn Old Sydney
  • Sydney Holiday Inn Rocks
  • Holiday Inn Old Sydney Rocks Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Old Sydney Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Old Sydney Hotel Rocks
  • Holiday Inn Old Sydney Rocks
  • Holiday Inn Rocks
  • Holiday Inn Rocks Old Sydney
  • Holiday Inn Rocks Sydney
  • Holiday Inn Sydney Rocks
  • Old Holiday Inn Sydney


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Valet parking costs AUD 45 per day

Parking is available nearby and costs AUD 30 per night

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 55 per day

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 32 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Holiday Inn Old Sydney the Rocks, The Rocks


  • In Circular Quay - The Rocks
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 14 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 15 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 1 min walk
  • The Rocks Markets - 1 min walk
  • Museum of Contemporary Art - 3 min walk
  • Sydney Observatory - 7 min walk
  • Customs House - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station - 7 min walk
  • Sydney Milsons Point Station - 27 min walk
  • Sydney North Sydney Station - 7 min drive
  • Wynyard Station - 13 min walk
  • Martin Place Station - 18 min walk
  • St. James Station - 22 min walk
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 709 reviews

Holiday Inn Old Sydney the Rocks, The Rocks
Surprise value for the location
Perfect location, amazing views and friendly staff. Family friendly is a huge bonus as well. Definitely would stay here again.
Joseph, us4 night trip
Holiday Inn Old Sydney the Rocks, The Rocks
Very Good8.0
Location is great hotel lobby fantastic loved it room clean and bed comfortable. Shower dangerous it produced scalding hot water and was not easy to regulate. But repeat location was a winner and delightful staff who appeared to enjoy their jobs I would definitely stay there again and would recommend to others.
Moira, us6 night trip
Holiday Inn Old Sydney the Rocks, The Rocks
Perfect Location for Exploring Sydney!!
The staff at the Old Sydney the Rocks Holiday Inn were amazing! They were very friendly and accommodating, and were able to get us into our room early so we could nap a little after our long flight from LAX. They were always ready to help us with recommendations of sights to see, and the reservations involved. This hotel's location could not have been better! Without having been to Sydney before we lucked out and chose the perfect location by chance. The Rocks area is a great area to walk around in and explore, with shopping, museums like the Contempory Art Museum(free), The Rocks Discovery Museum(free), both being well worth seeing, and great restaurants to boot. Also, the views of the harbor and the Sydney Opera House from the rooftop pool area could not be beat! We'll be back for sure!
William, us2 night trip
Holiday Inn Old Sydney the Rocks, The Rocks
Needs updating, but great location
This hotel is in a great location in The Rocks. However, it is really getting old and needs updating. We had 2 hair dryers that overheated instantly and showed melting of the plastic. A few simple updates, mostly to the bathrooms would go a long way.
Cynthia, us1 night trip
Holiday Inn Old Sydney the Rocks, The Rocks
Love, love, love the location...
Loved this hotel. Great and convenient location, nearby to restaurants, opera house, sydney harbor, botanical gardens, etc. Room had a great view, comfy beds, outstanding customer service and fantastic in-room amenities. Only disappointment was the view from the rooftop was blocked due to several cruise ships having docked there. Fortunately, our last night the ships left and we had a great view of the opera house and Sydney harbor. There is a rooftop pool but the weather was a bit on the cool side for us to enjoy. Highly recommend. This was the best hotel we stayed at!!
MARIE, us3 night trip

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